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'''1.''' [http://www.usmint.gov/faqs/circulating_coins/index.cfm?flash=yes&action=coins US Mint Process of Making Coins] - [http://www.usmint.gov US Mint]<br>
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'''1.''' [https://www.usmint.gov/learn/history/coin-production US Mint Coins Production] - [https://www.usmint.gov/about/mint-tours-facilities US Mint Facilities]<br>
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'''2.''' [http://lynncoins.com/dictionary.htm Dictionary of Coin Collecting Terminology] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numismatic_terminology Coin Terminology] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coin_collecting Coin Collecting History, Themes, etc.]<br>
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'''2.''' [http://lynncoins.com/dictionary.htm Dictionary of Coin Collecting Terminology] - [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_numismatics Coin Terminology] - [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coin_collecting Coin Collecting History, Themes, etc.]<br>
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'''3.''' [http://www.coin-collecting-guide-for-beginners.com/coin-grading-scale.html Coin Grading Scale] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coin_grading Coin Grading] - [http://auctionwally.blogspot.com/2008/06/free-basic-visual-coin-grading-guide.htmlCoin Grading (with photos)] - <br>
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'''3.''' [http://www.coin-collecting-guide-for-beginners.com/coin-grading-scale.html Coin Grading Scale] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coin_grading Coin Grading]<br>
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'''4.''' [http://www.centercoin.com/coin_information/collecting/storing.htm Storing your Coin Collection]<br>
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'''4.''' [http://www.centercoin.com/coin_information_collecting_storing.php Storing your Coin Collection]<br>
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'''5.''' [http://www.pcgs.com/ PCGS Coin Prices Online Reference Catalog] - Reference Magazines: [http://www.coinpricesmagazine.net Coin Prices] - [http://www.coinsmagazine.net Coins Magazine] - [http://www.numismaticnews.net Numismatic News] - [http://www.worldcoinnews.net World Coin News] - <br>
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'''5.''' [http://www.pcgs.com/ PCGS Coin Prices Online Reference Catalog] - Reference Magazines: [http://www.numismaticnews.net Numismatic News] - [http://subscriptions.coinsmagazine.net/ Coins Magazine] - [http://subscriptions.banknotereporter.com/ Bank Note Reporter] - [http://subscriptions.worldcoinnews.net/World-Coin-News/Magazine World Coin News Magazine]<br />
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'''6.''' [http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/?action=50_state_quarters_program State Quarters Program]<br>
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'''6.''' [https://www.usmint.gov/learn/coin-and-medal-programs/50-state-quarters 50 State Quarters Program]<br>
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'''7.''' [http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/coinLibrary/ Current US Coins, Photos, Designers, etc.] - [http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/numismatics National Numismatic Collection Smithsonian Institution]<br>
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'''7.''' [https://www.usmint.gov/learn/coin-and-medal-programs US Mint Coin and Medal Programs (Coins, Photos, Designers, etc.)] - [http://americanhistory.si.edu/national-numismatic-collection The Smithsonian's National Numismatic Collection (NNC)]<br>
'''8a.''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Reserve_Note US Paper Money History, Photos, Types, etc.]<br>
'''8a.''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Reserve_Note US Paper Money History, Photos, Types, etc.]<br>
'''8b.''' [http://news.goldseek.com/GoldSeek/1160946937.php Legal Tender]<br>
'''8b.''' [http://news.goldseek.com/GoldSeek/1160946937.php Legal Tender]<br>
'''8c.''' [http://federalreserve.gov/ The Federal Reserve] &mdash; Official site<br>
'''8c.''' [http://federalreserve.gov/ The Federal Reserve] &mdash; Official site<br>
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'''9a.''' [http://worldcoincatalog.com/Contents/CID/coin-identifier.htm World Coin Identification Guide Online] - [http://www.worldcoins.org/ World Coin Online Catalog]<br>
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'''9a.''' [http://worldcoincatalog.com/Contents/CID/coin-identifier.htm World Coin Identification Guide Online] - [http://www.worldcoincatalog.com/ World Coin Catalog]<br>
'''9b.''' [http://www.spmc.org Society of Paper Money Collectors]<br>
'''9b.''' [http://www.spmc.org Society of Paper Money Collectors]<br>
'''9c.''' [http://www.uspatterns.com Society of U.S. Pattern Collectors]<br>
'''9c.''' [http://www.uspatterns.com Society of U.S. Pattern Collectors]<br>
'''9d.''' A date set of a single type of coin might be one Lincoln penny from each year from your birth. <br>
'''9d.''' A date set of a single type of coin might be one Lincoln penny from each year from your birth. <br>
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'''10a.''' [http://www.usmint.gov/mint_tours/index.cfm Tour the US Mint] - [http://www.moneyfactory.com U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing] - [http://www.federalreserve.gov/otherfrb.htm Federal Reserve Districts]<br>
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'''10a.''' [https://www.usmint.gov/about/mint-tours-facilities Tour the US Mint] - [http://www.moneyfactory.com U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing] - [https://www.federalreserve.gov/aboutthefed/federal-reserve-system.htm Federal Reserve Districts]<br>
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'''10b.''' [http://www.coinshows.com/ Coin Shows Listing] - [http://www.coinlink.com/Shows/category/ana/ Coin Shows] - [http://www.usmint.gov/kids/ The U.S. Mint for Kids]<br>
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'''10d.''' [http://www.coins.nd.edu/ColCoin/ The Coins of Colonial and Early America]<br>
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**[http://www.sageventure.com/coins/badge.html World Scout Coins &ndash; Coin Collecting Badges]
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* [http://www.money.org/ American Numismatic Association] &mdash; Money.oreg
* [http://www.numismatics.org/ American Numismatic Society] &mdash; Numismatics.org
* [http://www.numismatics.org/ American Numismatic Society] &mdash; Numismatics.org
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Resources include the Coin Collecting merit badge worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF, links, and cross-references to related badges and awards.  Prev  -  Next  

This is the Coin Collecting merit badge for Scouts, Lone Boy Scouts, and qualified Venturers or Sea Scouts.
Scouts, Lone Boy Scouts, and qualified Venturers or Sea Scouts can also earn the Collections and Stamp Collecting merit badges.

Coin Collecting merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1938
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID: 035
Requirements revision: 2018
Latest pamphlet revision: 2016

Contents

Coin collecting is one of the oldest of all hobbies. Hoards of ancient coins found in excavations indicate that coins were one of the first collectibles. From earliest times, people valued coins not only as a means of trading and storing wealth, but also as miniature works of art.


Coin Collecting merit badge requirements

  1. Understand how coins are made, and where the active U.S. Mint facilities are located.
  2. Explain these collecting terms:
    a. Obverse
    b. Reverse
    c. Reeding
    d. Clad
    e. Type set
    f. Date set
  3. Explain the grading terms Uncirculated, Extremely Fine, Very Fine, Fine, Very Good, Good, and Poor. Show five different grade examples of the same coin type. Explain the term proof and why it is not a grade. Tell what encapsulated coins are.
  4. Know three different ways to store a collection, and describe the benefits, drawbacks, and expenses of each method. Pick one to use when completing requirements.
  5. Do ONE of the following:
    a. Demonstrate to your counselor that you know how to use two U.S. or world coin reference catalogs.
    b. Read a numismatic magazine or newspaper and tell your counselor about what you learned.
  6. Describe the 1999–2008 50 State Quarters® program or the America the Beautiful Quarters® program. Collect and show your counselor five different quarters from circulation you have acquired from one of these programs.
  7. Collect from circulation a set of currently circulating U.S. coins. Include one coin of each denomination (cent, nickel, dime, quarter, half-dollar, dollar). For each coin, locate the mint marks, if any, and the designer’s initials, if any.
  8. Do the following:
    a. Identify the people depicted on the following denominations of current U.S. paper money: $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100.
    b. Explain “legal tender.”
    c. Describe the role the Federal Reserve System plays in the distribution of currency.
  9. Do ONE of the following:
    a. Collect and identify 50 foreign coins from at least 10 different countries.
    b. Collect and identify 20 bank notes from at least five different countries.
    c. Collect and identify 15 different tokens or medals.
    d. For each year since the year of your birth, collect a date set of a single type of coin.
  10. Do ONE of the following:
    a. Tour a U.S. Mint facility, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, or a Federal Reserve bank, and describe what you learned to your counselor.
    b. With your parent’s permission, attend a coin show or coin club meeting, or view the Web site of the U.S. Mint or a coin dealer, and report what you learned.
    c. Give a talk about coin collecting to your troop or class at school.
    d. Do drawings of five Colonial-era U.S. coins.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2018 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #641568)

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Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Coin Collecting is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
Or click here to print just the Coin Collecting requirements.
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Cub Scout workbooks, and Nova Award workbooks.
  1. Coin Collecting is a rare merit badge!

Requirement resources

1. US Mint Coins Production - US Mint Facilities
2. Dictionary of Coin Collecting Terminology - Coin Terminology - Coin Collecting History, Themes, etc.
3. Coin Grading Scale - Coin Grading
4. Storing your Coin Collection
5. PCGS Coin Prices Online Reference Catalog - Reference Magazines: Numismatic News - Coins Magazine - Bank Note Reporter - World Coin News Magazine
6. 50 State Quarters Program
7. US Mint Coin and Medal Programs (Coins, Photos, Designers, etc.) - The Smithsonian's National Numismatic Collection (NNC)
8a. US Paper Money History, Photos, Types, etc.
8b. Legal Tender
8c. The Federal Reserve — Official site
9a. World Coin Identification Guide Online - World Coin Catalog
9b. Society of Paper Money Collectors
9c. Society of U.S. Pattern Collectors
9d. A date set of a single type of coin might be one Lincoln penny from each year from your birth.
10a. Tour the US Mint - U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing - Federal Reserve Districts
10b. Coin Shows Listing - The U.S. Mint for Kids
10d. The Coins of Colonial and Early America

Related awards

Hobby-related awards

See also

Boy Scout portal
Venturing portal
Sea Scout portal
General Merit Badge information

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